Definitions for sporadicspəˈræd ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spo•rad•icspəˈræd ɪk(adj.)

  1. appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional.

  2. appearing in scattered or isolated instances.

Origin of sporadic:

1680–90; < ML sporadicus < Gk sporadikós <sporad- (s. of sporás strewn, akin to sporáspore )

spo•rad′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sporadic(adj)

    recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

    "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

Wiktionary

  1. sporadic(Adjective)

    Rare and scattered in occurrence.

  2. sporadic(Adjective)

    Exhibiting random behavior; patternless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sporadic(adj)

    occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a flower

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